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3 YR Military Officer / 690 / 3.14 GPA

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3 YR Military Officer / 690 / 3.14 GPA [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2011, 10:30
Requesting a profile review - your input is greatly appreciated.

White American male, age 26 at matriculation
GMAT: 690 (44Q, 40V).

Work Experience
-3 years as a logistics officer in the Marine Corps. Graduated in the top 10% at the Basic School, #1 at Logistics Officer School.
-Served 1 deployment to Afghanistan (Helmand Province) with an infantry regiment and ran the Logistics Operations Center, coordinating and monitoring all passenger and cargo throughput in the battle space. Responsible for 9 Marines during my tenure.
-Scheduled to deploy again in early 2012 with a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to the South China Sea for joint naval exercises.
-Recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Education
-Top 10 liberal arts school; Economics major; 3.14 GPA
-Significant coursework in Accounting/Finance, Statistics/Econometrics, and International Political Economy

Extracurricular Activities
College:
-President of the college stock investing club
-Vice president of Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society), member of several club sports
Post College: N/A

Target programs
HBS/KSG, Stanford, Sloan, Kellogg, Michigan, Darden

Career Goals
-Strongly interested in developing analytics in the public sector, specifically with regard to the implementation of "big data". Seek to develop public sector infrastructure, either physical, communications, or technological. Redesigning the FAA's transponder system is a good example.
-Seek to work in management consulting for several years after business school to further develop analytic capabilities.

Again, thanks for your input!

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Re: 3 YR Military Officer / 690 / 3.14 GPA [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2011, 11:44
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Sir you have a great shot at your target schools with your background. B-schools love military applicants because you essentially embody everything that a successful business leader is made of. If you can skillfully articulate your experience and your plans, i see no reason you would not field several offers. The top ten schools are always a crap shoot, but you should have no problem getting into a couple you like. Keep in mind they will be compaing you to other military applicants, so think on how you stand out among them. I helped a USMC officer last year get into a couple of schools in the top ten and found that the initial draft of his essays were coming across way too "military-jargon" laden. I say this to caution you to make sure you sound like you have a good perspective on the "real" business world, at least as it pertains to your post b-school goals. I have family in the military and know firsthand that it's a world with it's own language and acronyms, etc. Let us know if you need help preparing your application. Good luck and thanks for your service.

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